Leonard scored both the International League's and the Rays' Player of the Month honors for April, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Leonard enjoyed a spectacular opening month of the season, slashing .412/.474/.553 with six doubles, two homers, 17 RBI and 17 runs with the Bulls. The 24-year-old's progress thus far at the plate has been eye-opening, considering he generated a .198/.276/.252 line over 42 games with Durham in 2016. While the hot corner remains firmly in Evan Longoria's possession at the big-league level for the time being, sustained improvement from Leonard would naturally be a highly encouraging development for the Rays. He's gotten May off on the right foot as well, already hitting .300 (6-for-20) over the first four games of the new month.

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